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Head of the Class
Brandi Clark's groundbreaking works of staggering green-ness
"...In addition to her 9-to-5 gig as sustainability officer for the proposed, socially and environmentally responsible One..."

April 18, 2008 Features Feature by Kathryn O'Shields

Austin Climate Protection Plan Year One Highlights
A progress report on Austin's war on global warming
"...and plan to be returned to council Municipal Buildings: Sustainability..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature

The Downtown Austin Plan
The city unveils its Downtown Plan in progress
"...would work in concert to promote overall goals: livability, sustainability, density, place-making for people, preservation of history and local..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Roaming Celebration of Bikes and Beer Rolls Into Austin
New Belgium Tour de Fat on mission to convert cycling nonbelievers
"...of life together and invigorated about bike transportation and sustainability. The tour itself is a testament to sustainability. In..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

10 Reasons to Love a Streetcar
The 'streetcar effect' – offering Austinites far more than a free ride
" cars – for clean air quality, for environmental sustainability, for climate protection – apply equally to streetcars. Because..."

July 20, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Green on the Go
For Austin Green Art, every day is Earth Day – or eARTh Day
"...a health perspective, along with an emphasis on the sustainability of organic versus factory farming. There is a famous..."

May 25, 2007 Arts Feature by Nikki Moore

Green Restaurant Goals: The Challenges in Austin
The challenges in Austin
"...poultry. The largest hurdle for restaurants hoping to maximize sustainability is the expense of free-range, natural, and organic meats;..."

May 25, 2007 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

How Cool Is Austin?
With a deep, collective breath, the city rolls out a world-class – but as yet unproven – climate-protection plan
" electric utility. The more he learned about energy sustainability, he says, the more his passion and interest grew,..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
"...a proposal will be made to merge the city's sustainability project efforts with CAMPO's regional growth concept and some..."

Jan. 5, 2007 News Feature

Local activists try to break free of oil-dependent lifestyle
" the Rhizome Collective, the self-described center for urban sustainability, located in an industrial corner of Southeast Austin. Rhizome..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Upcoming Permaculture Events
"...Radical Urban Sustainability Training March 25-26. An intensive seminar presented by the..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...out of Southeast Austin's Rhizome Collective center for urban sustainability. Rider David Santos described the migration as the synthesis..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...other challenges to the finance system – efficiency and sustainability – were also deemed constitutional. On efficiency, the decision..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature

Engineering Quality – and Equality
The African-American Quality of Life plan gets aired out; NAACP unsatisfied
"...arts, culture, and entertainment; business and economic development; neighborhood sustainability; and employment and education. Among the more noteworthy was..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Letters at 3AM
People of all political persuasions are beginning to face the reality that Americans' demand for oil is outpacing our supply and refining capacity, which in turn will cripple our economy's ability to grow. Our disposable society will become a scavenging society, and, on the brighter side, a more inventive society.
"...of our intensive use of oil." A "transition to sustainability" is a matter of survival, but it "will not..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Point Austin: A Life of Quality
In the shadow of another tragedy, the city takes a step toward justice
"...• Neighborhood Sustainability: a whole range of proposals, including homeowner education, infrastructure..."

July 1, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Welcome to the Real World
Rhizome Collective brings activist ideals down to earth
"...sometimes called the "Rhizosphere," where the group practices its urban-sustainability techniques, and which a potpourri of radical groups calls..."

Dec. 31, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Bicycle Nomads and the Winds of Change
Backers say winter migration to Mexico creates 'a whole new way of life'
"...and cultural arts. It also represents innovation in economic sustainability and cross-cultural relations. Since 2001, Bikes Across Borders ("

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

City, County Budgets Hold the (Bottom) Line
At both City Hall and the courthouse, it's all quiet on the fiscal front
"...with "efficiencies" borne of dismantling the Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Department and creating the much-vaunted "one-stop shop" for development..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Cut-Through City!
North Loop neighbors cry for help with a traffic nightmare
"...a residential neighborhood. But the city Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Department doesn't see things Burnett's way. According to TPSD..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Enviros Give Dell a (Barely) Passing Grade
Hopeful signs – but continuing challenges – for electronic recycling effort
"...which ended Jan. 30. Simultaneously, Dell released its 2004 Sustainability Report, a 62-page "update on the company's progress on..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

With Minimal Drama, Saltillo Project Lurches Forward
Capital Metro hires a planner and appoints community advisors for the rail-yard redevelopment
" George Adams of the city's Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Dept.) guiding along the "relatively arduous" process of developing..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Where Has All The Money Gone?
Most of the city's General Fund is spent on things City Hall doesn't want to cut.
"...or all of three city departments: Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability handles road and traffic projects (1.7% of the total..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature

In Austin, Safety Comes at a (Too) High Price
The city's inflated budgets may have left Austin ped / bike projects empty-handed.
"...Safe Routes projects, but the city's Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Dept. reviewed price estimates and conducted the final application..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Downtown's New Year
"...Department: Transportation, Planning, & Sustainability..."

Jan. 17, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Shoal Creek Showdown
Neighbors and cyclists compromise on Shoal Creek Blvd. project -- but city staff has other ideas.
"...But the city's Transportation, Planning, and Sustainability Dept. finds Gandy's plan too dangerous for cyclists, because..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

The Devil in the Details
After 10 years, the Great Streets master plan runs into controversy over two-way streets.
"...hierarchy of transportation promotes density, safety, economic viability, and sustainability. ... The safety and comfort of pedestrians is of..."

Oct. 4, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
The City Council is slated to decide whether to adopt recommendations proposed by the city's Transportation, Planning and Sustainability Dept. that would significantly alter the face of downtown Austin's traffic patterns.
"...adopt recommendations proposed by the city's Transportation, Planning and Sustainability Dept. that would significantly alter the face of downtown..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Gridlock at TxDOT and 51st Street
Traffic jam on 51st Street defies highway solution.
"...According to Gordon Derr of Austin's Transportation, Planning and Sustainability Department, a traffic count at the overpass indicated that..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Downtown Mobility? Take Your Turns
Transportation Department proposes new downtown mobility plan
"...If the city's Transportation, Planning and Sustainability Dept. staff has its way, downtown Austin may look..."

April 19, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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